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PostSubject: Driver's seat occasional "click" = seat replacement   Tue May 01, 2012 7:35 pm

While at the dealer today checking on the driveshaft TSB, I mentioned that my driver's seat would occasionally feel and sound like a faint click. More noticeable under a harder stop or suspension event. We found out I could push down on the inboard side of the seat bottom by the forward cosmetic seam with the heal of my palm and make it click. My thought is it's most likely a broken spring in the seat bottom. Anyhow, after checking out my driveshaft, the service advisor told me they would order the driveshaft AND and complete new driver seat assembly. It seems the driver seat is not serviceable. I was thinking maybe just a new seat bottom. Nope, they are replacing the entire seat under warranty. Seat price is just under $3,000.

So if you have any seat issue, get it checked out while you still have base warranty.
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PostSubject: Re: Driver's seat occasional "click" = seat replacement   Tue May 01, 2012 8:32 pm

I had sinking seat syndrome...had it replaced for a $100 deductible...

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PostSubject: Re: Driver's seat occasional "click" = seat replacement   Tue May 01, 2012 8:53 pm

where did you go?? Vann York?? really they will replace a friggin seat for $3000 Grand but wont play ball with a damn rearend.????oh i have got to go play with them now...glad i read this...
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PostSubject: Re: Driver's seat occasional "click" = seat replacement   Wed May 02, 2012 11:28 am

Haha, maybe they'll order you a whole set of aftermarket seats instead and save themselves some money. For that price they better be heated, cooled and have a vibrate function at the very least.
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PostSubject: Re: Driver's seat occasional "click" = seat replacement   Wed May 02, 2012 5:29 pm

Please someone tell me why in the land of watermelon and cherries is the seat for an FJ worth just under $3000????please someone explain that to me...

based on that i would be willing to bet that if you parted the entire truck piece by piece it would cost you $300,000!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Driver's seat occasional "click" = seat replacement   Wed May 02, 2012 8:37 pm

Supply and demand. Plus prices for most any stealership they double the price of any part. So if it cost them 1500.00 it is gonna cost you 3000.00 plus where else are you going to get an brand new Toyota seat. In other words going to the stealership for other than an oil change or to be a loyal customer to any of them . I think the term is THEY HAVE YOU BY THE BALLS and they are gonna get what they want for parts regardless. But for the best stealership I have found that I have found that you can work with on price are the guys at Cox Toyota in Burlington NC.
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PostSubject: Re: Driver's seat occasional "click" = seat replacement   Wed May 02, 2012 9:23 pm

Damn if I know why so much. The service guy quizzed me on how much it was. My guess was $1,800. When he showed me the $2,900+ price, I was like "DAAAAAAAAAMN!!!" It does have the built in side air bags and all, but still. Thank goodness it is a warranty issue.
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PostSubject: Re: Driver's seat occasional "click" = seat replacement   Fri May 04, 2012 11:18 am

They have side air bags in them, I have had mine replaced too in the 4Runner. Damn seat was making popping and clicking noises during turns. They couldn't figure it out so they replaced the whole seat. Right around $3,000.00 covered under warranty. Cost me some dealership aggravation and inconvenience but that was about it.

Mike if there's a TSB out on the 2011 FJ drive shaft I would persue that too!

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http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forums/newbie-discussions/146395-recalled-drive-shaft-tsb-0046-12-a.html
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PostSubject: Re: Driver's seat occasional "click" = seat replacement   Fri May 04, 2012 7:39 pm

New seat is in...all is good. Got to let the dog get in there and hair it up like the other so it will match again clown
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